Since 2012 the Luxembourg based law firm Arendt & Medernach with offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York has been supporting our association. It considerably contributed to develop a taste for photography and contemporary art in general.
The law firm Arend & Medernach awards every every second year one visual artist who is part of the common exhibitions that the network is curating throughout Europe. ( see here for 2015 shortlist )
For Arendt & Medernach, contemporary art is a passion. Since a number of years, the firm is engaged in the art of photography by exhibiting artists from all over the world in its premises situated in Kirchberg, Luxembourg. Works of well-known artists such as David La Chapelle, Beat Streuli, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Candida Höfer, Günther Förg and Valérie Belin were exhibited along with works of young talents. Progressively, Arendt & Medernach built up its own art collection, representative of the main currents in contemporary photography.
True to its passion, Arendt & Medernach wishes to encourage open-mindedness, diversity and the sharing of emotions. It is thus a great pleasure for Arendt & Medernach to be affiliated with the “European Month of Photography”.
The Jury of the “European Month of photography award 2015 ” consisted of Miha Colner (Ljubljana), Paul di Felice (Luxembourg), Gabriella Uhl (Budapest) and Frank Wagner (Berlin). Names of the preselected artists are : Marcell Esterházy, Tatiana Lecomte, Andreas Muehe, Borut Peterlin and Lina Scheynius. These 5 artists have been selected among the emerging artists of the exhibition project “Memory Lab – Photography Challenges History” curated by the eight partner cities of the “European Month of Photography“: Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna.
The winner 2015 is Tatiana Lecomte: she will receive the “European Month of photography award”, an amount of 5,000 EUR. Her works together with the works of the other artists from the shortlist will be exhibited in the exhibition space of Arendt & Medernach’s headquarters in Luxembourg from April 22nd 2015 until September 13th.